Jahren Lab

To get an idea about the author’s work, visit her website http://jahrenlab.com/ . She has a list of free PDF’s of her research and professional publicans that you can download and read. They also have a Twitter feed you can follow which is full of pictures.

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Hope Jahren Interview

Here is an interview Hope Jahren did with PBS News Hour.

Terranauts

Devon Island

Here are some pictures showing what Devon Island, the place that is used to simulate the surface of Mars, looks like.

http://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/05/devon-island-mars-on-earth.html

 

 

Soyuz Space Experience

astronauts-chris-jeremy-david-880Mary Roach talks about the Soyuz seat and capsule in the book. If you wondered what all of that looked like, here is a link to the Canadian Space Agency and their astronauts experience with training with the Soyuz capsule and space launch.

http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/vehicles/soyuz/photos.asp 

Evolution of the Space Suit

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Here are a few links about the different designs of the NASA space suit from Mercury to today.

http://www.nbcnews.com/slideshow/mercury-starliner-evolution-spacesuit-n718296 

https://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/nasa_spacesuit/

The Look of Zero G

Here’s some videos about the Zero G flights described in Packing for Mars. The first video explains how what the plane does and how the parabolas create weightlessness. The second video is of people experiencing weightlessness. Just like in Mary’s experience, the crew yells “feet down!” to let people know to right themselves before gravity kicks back in.

A Pictoral History Of Rockets

Take a journey through time as NASA traces the evolution of the rocket from 400 BCE to today.

https://www.nasa.gov/pdf/153410main_Rockets_History.pdf

The Sounds of Space Travel

Have you always wanted to hear the banalities of space travel? You can! Follow this link to an online archive of recordings taken from NASA space missions, from Gemini to Apollo to Mercury missions, to official NASA press releases. Mundane yet remarkable stuff!

https://archive.org/details/nasaaudiocollection?&sort=-downloads&page=4 

Mary Roach Interview

Here is an interview Mary Roach did with C-SPAN’s Book TV

https://www.c-span.org/video/?293851-1/packing-mars 

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